It's a great annual tradition: the Jobvite Recruiter Nation survey. They do a terrific job. This year, the survey covered a wide range of topics, and showed how Covid is impacting, well: all of it. The survey drew data from 802 recruiters across the US, and considered both staffing as well as corporate perspectives.
Hiring trends & challenges
Diversity & inclusion
Social media in recruiting
SOME TAKE AWAYS:
For starters: no massive shocks. We're far enough along in the year to expect much of what the report reflects. Priorities are focused on diversity, internal moves, furloughs, outsourcing. We're far less concerned with pipelines, and - sadly - candidate experience. While the Talent Board and the CanDes continue to push for excellence here, we're seeing some companies turn away from this priority. This becomes a "what happens when the rubber hits the road moment".
We are stressed - which, well, isn't shocking:
We're suddenly back into cover letters.
It's interesting to see how LinkedIn's recent survey analysis of how work trends are impacting recruitment dovetails with the Jobvite survey in few areas:
Recruiting will help keep the business accountable on diversity. LinkedIn shows that recruiters not only expect to deliver a diverse pipeline of candidates, but to also advocate for them and hold hiring managers accountable for moving those candidates through the funnel. Jobvite shows a similar focus currently. Expect that to grow.
We Go, and Will Largely Stay, Virtual
Recruiters (69%) of them want a say in workplace planning and operations. Remote work tantalizes with its promises of diverse talent pools, increased productivity and retention - recruiters see those as helping them achieve their own goals, as well as making their work-life more acceptable. According to Jobvite data, it's happening already. 32% of recruiters have reported that 50% or more of their organizations’ open roles are remote. 78% of recruiters in the Jobvite survey said that social media is most likely to see increased financial investments in the next 12 months, and that virtual platforms for hiring are changing.
Recruiting processes and recruiters skills, technologies, and aptitudes will have to continue to adjust to remote-first recruitment, hiring, and operations.
“Our report’s key findings reveal how the pandemic has reshaped the recruiting process, investments, and priorities,” said Jeffrey K. Rohrs, CMO of Jobvite. “We believe that many of these shifts brought forth in 2020 will be here to stay, making it vital for recruiting teams to be equipped with the right systems, tools, and channels to navigate this new reality and attract highly-skilled talent.”